Adderbury Contact February 2016

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Volume 39, No. 1 February 2016

Adderbury Day Nursery

Adderbury & District WI - overall winner

Heritage Fruit Tree Co.

Pump House Garage

Adderbury Christmas Tree Festival Winners


25th anniversary 1991-2016

Help your local hospice to celebrate twenty five years of caring. For details see p.18 LOST 9 year old large Ginger cat has been missing since 12 September, from Adderbury family desperate for his safe return. If anyone has taken in or knows someone who has taken in a Ginger cat recently, please contact Karen on 07817 922361, or if anyone sees a cat answering to Simba's description please take to the vets as he is chipped.


DIARY FEBRUARY 2016 2 Gardening club - Presentation by Malcolm Moody on ‘Orchids of Thailand’ – Church House - 7.30 to 9.30pm 3 Photographic Society - Presentation by Martin Chapman: 'Wildlife, landscape and infra-red techniques’ - Cartwright Hotel, Aynho – 7.30pm 4 Adderbury WI – Recycling - Andrew Jenkins – Institute - 7.30pm 5 Adderbury Cine Club Meals & Reels showing Whiplash (2014, dir. Damien Chazelle, certificate 15). - Institute – 7.00pm - film starts 8.00pm 6 Quiz night – Bowls Club - 7.30pm 6 Parish Council Surgery – Church House – 11.00am to 12 noon 10 Adderbury Evergreens meeting – Methodist Hall – 2.30pm 10 Latest Date for Diary Entries and Copy for March Contact 11 Royal British Legion meeting – Bowls Club – 2.00pm 11 Adderbury Community Food Market –Indoor Farmers’ Market and social evening – Institute – 6.00 to 8.00pm 13 Lakes working party – 9.00am 15 Adderbury History Association – Dan Allen ‘Women and the Victorian Army’ – Methodist Hall – 7.30pm 18 Runners’ Hour – The Bell – 7.30pm 23 Parish Council meeting - Church House – 7.30pm 24 Adderbury Evergreens meeting – Methodist Hall – 2.30pm 25 FOCAL talk on the Waddesdon Manor ‘IT’ girls – Church House – 8.00pm 26 Adderbury Friday Club – for all homeworkers – 12.30pm – details Nick Fennell 811059 26 McMillan Mammoth Quiz – Institute – 7pm – details 810280 27 FOSMA presents a concert by Oxford City Choir - St Mary’s Church – 7.00 pm Tickets £12 from Adderbury Stores, Trish Fennell 811059, Val Scarff 810386. 27 Banbury Golf Club Race night - open to the public - 7.00pm Doors open 6.00pm MARCH 2016 1 Gardening Club - Presentation by Stuart Lowen on ‘The Ball Colegrave Nursery.’ - Church House - 7.30 to 9.30pm 2 Photographic Society - Presentation by member Jim Muller: 'From hummingbirds to cakestands - the sublime to the ridiculous’ – Cartwright Hotel, Aynho – 7.30pm 3 Adderbury WI – AGM & social evening – Institute - 7.30pm 4 PTFA Bingo night cont on p. 4 3


cont. from p.3 4 Women’s World Day of Prayer-­‐‘Women of Cuba’-­‐ Methodist Chapel -­‐ 2.00pm 5 Parish Council Surgery – Church House – 11.00am to 12.00 noon 5 Quiz night – Bowls Club - 7.30pm 5 Party in the Park Table Top Sale - Institute - 10.00am to 12.00 noon 9 Adderbury Evergreens meeting – Methodist Hall – 2.30pm 10 Royal British Legion meeting – Bowls Club – 2.00pm 10 Adderbury Community Food Market –Indoor Farmers’ Market and social evening – Institute – 6.00 to 8.00pm 11 Adderbury Cine Club – Gone Girl - Institute – 7.30pm 12 Lakes working party – 9.00am 17 Runners’ Hour – The Bell – 7.30pm 18 Adderbury Friday Club – for all homeworkers – 12.30pm – details Nick Fennell 811059 18 FOCAL - an afternoon talk with tea on Blenheim Palace, its history and its owners – Church House – 2.30pm 21 Adderbury History Association - The Dinosaurs of Oxfordshire – Paul Austin Sargent - Methodist Hall – 7.30pm 23 Adderbury Evergreens meeting – Methodist Hall – 2.30pm 29 Parish Council meeting - Church House – 7.30pm

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ADDERBURY LIBRARY OPENING TIMES TEL:810545 Tuesday: 10.00am to 12.00 and 3.00pm to 7.00pm Thursday: 2.00pm to 5.00pm and 6.00pm to 7.00pm Friday: 10.00am to 12.00 and 2.00pm to 5.00pm Saturday: 9.30am to 1.00pm ADDERBURY POST OFFICE OPENING TIMES Tuesday and Friday: 9.30am to 12.00 noon ADDERBURY STORES OPENING TIMES TEL:367295 Monday - Friday 7.00am to 7.00pm Saturday 7.30am to 7.00pm Sunday 7.30am to 3.00pm TO BOOK A VENUE Institute Book online at Church House Richard Davis 811557 Methodist Schoolroom Rhoda Woodward 810964 Lucy Plackett Activity Centre Becky Cheesman 07941062096 Bowls Club The Club 811118 FARMERS MARKETS Adderbury Banbury Chipping Norton Deddington

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CHURCH SERVICES ST MARY’S CHURCH, ADDERBURY & ST JOHN’S CHURCH, MILTON Rev. Stephen Fletcher, Vicar. 810309 Contact for Weddings, Baptisms or other pastoral needs ST MARY’S Regular Services: 8.00am Holy Communion (1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday each month) 10.30am Informal, All-age Service (1st Sunday) Parish Communion (2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday each month) Morning Prayer (5th Sunday) 6.00pm Evensong (unless otherwise advertised) 10.00am Every Wednesday: Holy Communion ST JOHN’S, MILTON Regular Services 9.15am Holy Communion (2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday each month) METHODIST CHAPEL SERVICES (10.30am) Rev. Lin Francis Tel 262602

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Rev. S. Tillett United service at Marlborough Road, Banbury Mrs K. Lee Mr A. Giles

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH, HETHE Rev. Fr. Paul Lester 01869 277630. Sunday Mass: 10.00am Sung Family Mass 12 noon Traditional Latin Mass (second Sunday will be sung) Roman Catholic masses are also held every Sunday at 9.00am at the Anglican Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Kings Sutton and since the closure of St. George's Chapel, Adderbury, many of the Adderbury congregation now worship there. ADDERBURY QUAKER MEETING HOUSE - Horn Hill Road OX17 3EW. (Gate labelled ‘No Dogs Allowed’) Correspondence Clerk – Judith Mason – Tel 720900 Meeting for Worship at 2.30pm on 3rd Sunday in March, June, September, and December. Everyone welcome. The Meeting House is little changed since it was built in 1675 and may be very cold. Hot drinks and refreshments afterwards.

COFFEE AND CHAT is held each week on Tuesday 10.00am to 12 noon at the Methodist Hall. VILLAGE COFFEE is held every Friday at Church House 10.00am to 12 noon. You will be very welcome at both these venues LIP-READING CLASSES are held on Thursdays 10.00 to 11.30am at The Church Room, Hempton. Further details from Moira Byast on 01869 338637. 6


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Parking in Adderbury It has been brought to the attention of the Parish Council that vehicles are being parked inconsiderately in various locations in Adderbury; particularly at the junctions of Twyford Grove/Banbury Road, Dog Close & Round Close Road/New Road and outside Tythe Barn on High Street. It is an offence to park on a junction, therefore those who are parking around the Twyford Grove/Banbury Road junction may find that they will be fined by Thames Valley Police now that the matter has been brought to their attention. Also, the parking around the junction of Dog Close & Round Close Road/New Road is causing a number of issues because the parked cars are blocking the view for drivers who are pulling out onto the main road. If this continues, then it is inevitable there will be an accident. In the area around Tythe Barn on High Street, the road is particularly narrow and parked cars make the problem worse and at times, buses are unable to pass through the village. Stagecoach has highlighted this as an issue to the Parish Council and it causes considerable inconvenience to the bus drivers, as well as those residents wishing to use the bus, if it is unable to continue along its normal route. The Parish Council has contacted Thames Valley Police and asked their officers to monitor the village and take enforcement action where necessary. County Council highways officers have also been in discussions with the Parish Council and will be implementing some measures to alleviate these problems. But to help solve the issues, without the need for enforcement or other action, please could drivers think about where they are parking and consider the possible impact and safety of other drivers. Thank you for your co-operation.

Adderbury Parish Council ADDERBURY COMMUNITY FOOD MARKET Thurs 11 February, 6pm – 8pm at the Institute, The Green, Adderbury

Adderbury’s not-for-profit food market goes from strength to strength on the second Thursday of each month. Have a look at our website to see what we have in store this month – whether it’s a great range of fresh food to buy, or a delicious meal to eat in or take away. To date over £1000 has been given to village good causes Have you visited the market yet? Put the date in your diary now!! 9


FOSMA Happy New Year from FOSMA!

We are hoping that this year will be a busy and enjoyable one raising further funds for the start of repairs and refurbishments highlighted in the Quinquennial Report. Although we have a healthy bank balance, it will soon be used and we need to keep finding new ways of increasing it. Our next event is: FOSMA PRESENT A Concert by The Oxford City Choir conducted by Duncan Aspen In St Mary’s Church on Saturday 27 February at 7.00pm The programme includes songs by Rutter, Walford Davies, Shearing and others. Tickets £12 available from Adderbury Stores, Trish Fennell (811059), or Val Scarff (810386)!

WOMEN'S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: This year is on 4 March at the Methodist Chapel at 2.00pm. This year the country chosen is Women of Cuba. All welcome. Refreshments.

Adderbury History Association November Meeting Phil Mansell, Secretary of the Association, took centre stage for our meeting on 16 November. Phil has not lived in Adderbury for long but is keenly interested in the village and surrounding area. He has been researching several topics recently including his theme for the meeting ‘Adderbury and the Oxford Canal over two centuries (1790-2015)’. He began by giving us a potted history of canal evolution in England explaining James Brindley’s Grand Cross plan to connect four rivers, the Mersey, Trent, Severn and Thames. He then went on to how the Coventry – Oxford branch came into being and the part it played in the country’s economic growth during the Industrial Revolution. The next three sections of his talk showed how Adderbury, although not a true canal village, was affected in some ways by its arrival and entirely unchanged in others. He used historical sources to illustrate both this and local people’s attitude to the new waterway. But, as with many similar canals, the Oxford went into decline with the coming of the railway and today it serves only as a leisure route for boaters. In the length bordering Adderbury Parish the original archaeology survives in the form of three wharves, two locks and nine lift bridges. Phil gave a lively presentation designed to educate and entertain and condensing 200 years into just over an hour. As he himself said ‘So there we are!’ Jean Davis 1010

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ADDERBURY VILLAGE MORRIS MEN Morris Dancing Taster Session This is a free and open taster session for anyone wanting to learn about the Morris dances from our village and perhaps have a go? Saturday 20 February 2016 at the Village Institute 10.00am to 12.00 noon Further information available from John Ekers 01869 811741 PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY In December, John Credland APAGB gave a presentation entitled ‘Salon de Refusées,’ loosely interpreted as the ‘Gallery of Failures.’ A professional photographer, John showed first his skill in both his professional and amateur work, including use of the High Definition Resolution (HDR) technique for commercial work in low light situations. He also depicted how HDR could enhance architectural images and street photography, showing a large number of photographs and demonstrating his use of the ultra-small Casio EX ZR 1200 compact camera for the latter - a personal favourite. Continuing, John then discussed his experience in seeking an Associate accreditation of the Royal Photographic Society. Submitting a panel of 15 HDR prints to the judges, two prints failed for various technical reasons, a result that John discussed with a great deal of humour and which also provided an intriguing overview of the judging process. The second part of John’s presentation concerned his audio visual (AV) work, in which he showed three AV clips that had been put together using ‘Audacity’ AV software. This was followed by a fourth AV sequence called ‘The weather forecast,’ that had been submitted for accreditation by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain but which too had been rejected by judges. Again, John discussed his failure with much humour, ascribing it mainly to the nature of the HDR image content and the rather frenetic accompanying ‘pop music’ soundtrack. Overall, an intriguing insight into both the commercial photographer’s world and the eccentricities of judging panels, recounted with humour and many anecdotes by an accomplished professional photographer. The New Year began with the now traditional ‘Member’s Evening,’ on the first Wednesday of January, in which members were invited to show the best three photographs taken by them in 2015. In a strictly informal atmosphere, members talked about their images, discussing where and how the photographs were taken, what they learned as a result, and why each photograph was valued by them. An enlightening and most enjoyable evening. The next meetings of the Society are on 3 February when member Martin Chapman will give a presentation on ‘Wildlife, landscape and infra-red photography,’ and on 2 March when another member Jim Muller will present ‘From hummingbirds to cake stands - the sublime to the ridiculous.’ Both meetings are at 7.30pm in the Cartwright Hotel, Aynho. Please come along, we will be very pleased to see you. John Branton, 1717

Katharine House Hospice 25th Anniversary 2016 marks the 25th Anniversary of Katharine House Hospice, and the Hospice will be celebrating the occasion with events and campaigns throughout the year. To keep up to date with happenings, please visit, or phone the Fundraising Office on 01295 816484 Festival of Open Gardens We’re celebrating the Hospice’s 25th anniversary by organising our biggest Festival of Open Gardens to date. If you’re proud of your garden, why not open it as part of this Silver Anniversary? Or get together with a group of friends from your street and all open on the same day? We will support you throughout and will feature every garden in our 2016 Festival of Open Gardens booklet, to be sent out with our next newsletter. Please contact Community Fundraiser Sarah Brennan on 01295 816484 or email to open your garden and raise valuable funds for Hospice care. Closing date to register gardens - Friday 19 February 2016. Care for a Cuppa Week: 6 to 13 March 2016 Why not hold a coffee morning or afternoon tea for Katharine House between Sunday 6 and Sunday 13 March 2016 (or anytime convenient!). Invite your friends and family round for a cuppa, cake and chat, and ask for donations towards cake and coffee. We will provide you with a fundraising pack complete with posters, invitations, recipes and top tips to make your event a success. Call the fundraising team on 01295 816484 to order your Care for a Cuppa fundraising pack or email . Every penny you raise by organising a Care for a Cuppa event will make a tremendous difference to local patients and their families. Katharine House Hospice Stall Sale: Saturday, 19 March 2016 – 11.00am to 2.00pm Pat and Dot are having their annual Katharine House Hospice stall sale at The Institute in Adderbury. Browse for a bargain at this wonderful annual event, bric-abrac, donated items, books, cakes and toys. Midnight Walk 25 June 2016 Put the date in your diary now. The walk will again start at Banbury Cricket Club in Bodicote and to celebrate our 25th anniversary will have a silver theme. Lottery It costs £5,000 to run the Katharine House inpatient unit for one day. In 2016, the Hospice would like to raise enough money from the Katharine House Hospice weekly Lottery to fund that inpatient unit for one day each week. By joining the lottery you can make a huge difference in your local community, and you’ll be in with a chance of winning one of 20 prizes each week, with a top prize of £1,000! . Join today and next week it could be you! For more information call 01295 816484 or email cont. on p.19 1818

cont. from p.18 Katharine House Hospice on Social Media Did you know? You can follow us on your favourite social media channels to keep up to date with news, events, and photos from Katharine House Hospice. Join the conversation – we’d love to hear from you! Facebook: Twitter: Chris Higgins, Communications Officer

Working Parties at the Lakes.

The usual arrangements are that Working Parties start at 9.00am at the Lake Walk entrance although volunteers are welcome to find the group and join later. Refreshments are served and work finishes around 12 noon. New volunteers very welcome. Bring strong gloves and any equipment such as rakes, shears etc. More details from Phil Mansell Next meeting is on 13 February. See you there? ONLINE LIBRARY SERVICES Ebooks : did you know that you could loan library books on your ereader?? • Best selling titles for mobile devices and ereaders (except Kindle) • Download and start reading instantly • Loans expire automatically – no fines • No need to visit the library Ebooks and eAudio are just two of the many online services available to you. You can also: • Renew library loans • Access reference books • Search the catalogue • Reserve items for collection

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The Waddesdon ‘IT’ Girls. A presentation in Adderbury Library Thursday 25 February, 8.00pm Waddesdon Manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1885 to display his outstanding collection of arts and to entertain the fashionable world. Join us for a brief look at the fascinating lives of some of the ladies whose portraits can be found in the Collection of English Paintings at Waddesdon Manor. The presenter will be Maureen Paterson, a guide at Waddesdon. Maureen started as a Room Warden in November 2007 and 18 months later was chosen to become a House Guide. After 3 years of training she now undertakes private and pre-house tours plus several Discovery and Wine Cellar talks. Join us for what promises to be an entertaining evening. £7.00 to include glass of wine or soft drink TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM: Adderbury Library OR by e-mail from Keith Mitchell on ALL PROCEEDS GO TO HELPING KEEP YOUR LIBRARY OPEN

Blenheim: an insight into the life of Sarah and Winston Churchill. Friday 18 March, 2.00pm in the Library Talk on Sarah Churchill, Ist Duchess at Blenheim and her life with Winston Churchill, followed by tea and cakes. A fascinating insight into the lives of Lady Sarah Churchill and her husband Winston, in our local palace at Blenheim, given by one of the team from the Palace. What a great way to spend a Friday afternoon!! £5 for Talk and tea. Cakes will be available to buy separately All proceeds go to helping keep the library open WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON 2121

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ADDERBURY EVERGREENS lt hardly seems possible that another year has gone by and once again it is time to say a big ‘thank you’ to members of the Adderbury Methodist committee and the Rev. Lin Francis for once again organizing a tea and Carol Service on 9 December. Also thanks to our treasurer Pat, husband Tony and committee member Lynda for the lovely party on 23 December. After a Christmas Quiz, passing the parcel and a lovely tea we had a community sing song and carols played by Pat on her keyboard. Each member received a gift. Sadly we have recently lost two of our loyal members and our thoughts are with their families. We still need help with speakers or entertainment for the coming year. Please can anyone spare an hour on a Wednesday afternoon. We would also welcome new members - just come along or ring Dot (810209) or Rhoda (810964), Rhoda Woodward

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL Adderbury & District WI were absolutely thrilled and delighted to win Top Favourite Winner Award for our Resolutions Christmas Tree at the 2015 Christmas Tree Festival at St. Mary’s Church, as the overall standard of decoration was very high. This second Christmas Tree Festival set entrants’ aspirations spiralling high and even higher than last year, producing a stunning array of gorgeous trees, giving visitors a marvellous Christmas vista to engage with and gladly vote for. Live music and welcome refreshments were served throughout the three Festival days, with a glorious Victorian Carol Service on Sunday afternoon to complete the weekend. Stephen, our Vicar, resplendent in frock coat and boots, proclaimed the identities of the four Top Favourite Tree Winners to the delight and excited enthusiasm of the assembled congregation. Pictured on the cover are the four Top Favourite Award winning trees for you to gaze on again…. The Adderbury Day Nursery Angel Christmas tree The Adderbury Pump House Garage tree with vehicles, paper chains, baubles and spark plugs The luscious fruit tree of The Heritage Fruit Tree Company dressed with fresh and dried fruit, glittering baubles - and a collection of numbered fruit for identity fun Our Adderbury WI Resolution Christmas tree dressed in WI colours green, violet and white for all decorations, with gift boxes, baubles, paper chains and star all carrying WI slogans and motifs and bright lights. Margaret Halstead


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ADDERBURY XMAS MARKET Our huge thanks go to everyone who helped us make the Adderbury Xmas Market a successful event again this year. We had a really enjoyable day. We have many wonderful people to say thank you to: to Terry Andrews at Bag n’ Box, for supplying us with cups and plates; to Tim Turner, the Town Crier, who spent hours advertising and calling villagers to come a join us; to Santa and gorgeous elves who worked all day in the grotto; to Sir Peter and Lady Job who eased the parking with use of their driveway; to the musicians and Sheena who played for us; to all the many additional volunteers who helped us set up, move pews and tables, individuals and people from Friday Club and the Running Club, the fit young men and slightly older men too, and our regular helpers who always support us on the day. Thank you also to Janet and the library for allowing us to serve refreshments earlier. Finally thank you to everyone who supported us by coming to the Market (and buying some Christmas presents), enjoying lunch and tea with us and making the day lots of fun. A special thanks to Trade Secret for purchasing, transporting and storing the tables for us and future village events Then, lastly, thanks to Contact, Banbury Guardian, and with advertising. We made just over £1700, and have been able to donate £1000 to Katharine House Hospice, £300 to Party in the Park event for the community, £200 to the Adderbury Lakes, and £200 to FOCAL Our apologies to the anonymous caller who left a message that they were stranded at the bus stop in the village because the bus couldn’t get through the parked cars. We will attempt to resolve that problem next year. The Adderbury Market Committee PS Early Diary Date: AXM on Saturday 26 November 2016! Admin assistant/receptionist required at Aesthetica Beauty, Adderbury to start March 2016 Cheerful and organised person required to assist in reception duties, accounts, stock control and customer service. Moderate computer skills necessary, basic book keeping experience would be an advantage. 18 hours per week.......9am - 12 noon (approx.) weekdays.......£10 per hour Please email describing yourself and your thoughts on why this job could be for you 2828

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I REMEMBER And no-one had a credit card, We all went to our village shops Bryant's, Bray's, Fletcher’s and the Co-op Where goods were tied in a neat parcel No sign at all of a wire basket. So folks drew their ‘divi’ four times a year, Tiny cheque from a book they would tear. Miss Fletcher she sold everything Sweets and groceries, balls of string, Second hand pots, pans or a tin bath, Blacklead brushes, irons for the hearth. Now Brays was always very High Class Biscuits in tins topped with glass. He weighed his special blend of teas, The best of butter, bacon and cheese. Mrs Bray sold with pride Her drapery from the other side Long Johns, bloomers and lisle stockings, Ticking, calico, bright ribbons and cotton.. While those that lived in Adderbury West Thought Bryant's grocery store the best. Two Bakers we had - Wallin and Hall They delivered bread right to your door. Will Howse, the carrier, for a very small charge Did shopping and brought it home in his cart. Keytes post office next to Longwall, Just a tiny hatch in a very small hall But with savings, parcels, stamps and post, Pensions and telegrams - they were able to cope. Nine pubs and two blacksmiths I also recall. Yes I remember when we had them all. Rhoda Woodward

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Our speaker on 3 November was Janet Cropley - we have visited her beautiful gardens in Evenley many times over the years. She has created an arboretum too so all through the year there is structure and interest. Sadly she is no longer opening for the National Garden Scheme, but we might be lucky to get a private visit in the future. Janet reminded us that gardening is all the year, but we strive to have trees, shrubs, bulbs and perennials that cheer us throughout the winter. She showed us her selection of plants that are especially useful during winter months and these are just a few from her large list. An evergreen with small leaves and vanilla-scented yellow flowers is Azara Microphylla. Another small-leaved evergreen with tiny white flowers and later black fruits is Sarcococca Confusa or Christmas Box. Larger evergreens grown for foliage and fruits are Aucuba Japonica or Spotted Laurel. For some lily of the valley scented yellow blooms, try Mahonia Japonica “Winter Sun”. Flowering late autumn to winter, Clematis Cirrhosa,“Freckles”, is fragrant, also more vigorous evergreens Clematis Armandii, “Apple Blossom” and “Snowdrift”. Many colourful bulbs bloom early in the year, Eranthis (gold aconites) species, crocuses, chionodoxa and scillas all spread nicely. Better to mark where you planted, as they and a number of perennials, die down and disappear, hopefully reappearing in Spring. Janet has been a regular speaker at our meetings for several years. Her talks are filled with gardening tips and humorous anecdotes imbibing us with her enthusiasm and the joy she finds in horticulture. On 1 December we held our Christmas Party, always the first one in the village, where we provided the drinks and our members brought plates of finger food. Rod, as usual kept the wine glasses full and provided a slide show of the season’s activities whilst the splendid offerings of food were devoured. Very little was left for “doggy bags”! A wonderful end to a great year. We hope you all had a Very Happy Christmas time. Our first meeting in 2016 is on 2 February when Malcolm Moody will talk about “Orchids of Thailand”. Barbara Talbot

3434 - just a click away! Have you had a look at your new village website yet? We’ve really freshened up and made it a lot livelier, more interactive and easier to navigate – have a look! Headline news with photos , a comprehensive calendar of activities, great picture galleries, all the latest planning news, and links to just about everything you want to know about Adderbury and district – there’s a brilliant search box to help you around if needed. And twitter and facebook links – and, of course, a link to current and earlier editions of Contact. All updated on a daily basis. But its success will be a two-way thing – we need you to send us news articles, photos, results, and here’s the opportunity to give us your comments on the latest articles. It’s all very easy – just click on ‘contact us’ for details. Now we would love to get your feedback – what’s good/ not so good, what’s missing, how can we improve further? Just click ‘contact us’ in the bottom box. We look forward to hearing from you. The team Two issues which should be of interest to all computer users, both of which are available on 1. Scam telephone calls offering to fix your computer. Check out: 2. Update on Adderbury's High Speed Broadband availability. Check out: or for either, go to the website and follow the links. 3535


The Knitting for Syrians group, initiated by the Adderbury Churches, met on 11 January for the first time. We had a really good response. People had donated knitting needles, patterns and a good amount of wool to get us started. Sixteen ladies turned up; we are still hoping that any men who may enjoy knitting will come along too! People came from as far away as Brailles and included those with no church affiliation at all, but just wanted to help out. We had a good chat and enjoyed a cup of tea and biscuits. Those present who could not knit, were able to help in this way too by making the tea and washing up. So the time went very quickly and we all agreed that we would meet every Monday from 2.30 until 4.00 pm in the Methodist Hall. This will be reviewed in a couple of months. We would love more people to join us and of course, people who cannot make it to the meeting can knit at home. The pattern we are using is on (http://, so that all squares are the same size. Colour is immaterial. Please give your completed squares to either Enid Frost or Pat Sainsbury

Our next event will be a Meals & Reels evening on Friday, 5 February 2016, when we will be showing Whiplash (2014, dir. Damien Chazelle, starring Miles Teller, certificate 15). Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury prize, Oscar and BAFTA for best supporting actor, editing, sound and numerous other prizes, the film tells the story of a promising young drummer who enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory, where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. The doors will open at 7.00pm ready for the meal at 7.15pm and the film presentation at 8.00pm. Tickets, including meal, are £6 for full members, £10 for casual members and £12 for non-members. There will also be a bar selling wine, beer, soft and hot drinks. For tickets contact Helena Scott by email at or phone 01295 810708. Further Dates On 11 March we will be showing Oscar nominated film Gone Girl (2014, dir. David Fincher, starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Certificate 18). With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it is suspected that he may not be innocent. Our film on 15 April will be The Martian (2015, dir. Ridley Scott, starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Certificate 12A.) Check for up to date information and remember you can follow us on facebook or twitter. 3636


Adderbury Park FC and Katharine House Hospice Adderbury Park's 1st team alongside main shirt sponsor Mayday Employment are delighted to be able to proudly display the Katharine House Hospice name and logo on both the back and sleeve of their home shirts. Marcus Chandler, Managing Director of Mayday Employment and an Adderbury resident along with Chairman and 1st team manager of Adderbury Park FC James Collier are both delighted to be able to work in partnership to be able to promote and raise the profile as much as possible of the fantastic local charity in a way that is unprecedented in local football. Adderbury Park FC Update Adderbury Park Football Club go into 2016 in good shape with both teams sitting top of their respective leagues. Adderbury's 1st team are top of the Oxfordshire Senior League Premier Division after 12 games and in good shape to continue their progression and improvement on the last two seasons. They will be looking to keep up their challenge at the top of the table, whilst also looking to go far in the 2 cups they are still in. The Reserves are top of Division 2 with a great record of played 9, won 9 and a +32 goal difference, so certainly provide entertainment on the goals front. Hopefully they can continue their title push for the rest of the season.

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Due to a band not being available for this year’s Remembrance Parade, we assembled outside St. Mary’s church lychgate before proceeding into the church for the service. We would like to thank the Guides, Brownies and Rainbows for their attendance and support. Also thanks to the three buglers for their rendering of the Last Post and Reveille, a task they have been doing for over fifty years. A short service was held in the church by the War Memorial on 11 November at 11:00 which was attended by 55 pupils from the Christopher Rawlins Primary School, after which questions were put forward by the pupils that were all answered diligently by our President, Nigel Randall. Our AGM was held on 12 November when all the standing officers were re-elected so we can now look forward to another year in which to mark the 95th anniversary of the Adderbury and Milton branch of the Legion which falls on 22 June 2016. The branch membership is now down to eighteen Members plus one Youth Member but, fortunately, we have a nucleus of active members. We would like to give a special thank you to Charlotte Holmes for her sterling work in the organisation of the poppy collections and not forgetting our faithful band of poppy collectors – we are indebted to you all but we need more! The collection raised over £1916. We would also like to thank the Bell Ringers of St. Mary’s Church for their part in the ringing of the church bells to commemorate the anniversary of each one of those who died during the First World War. Please keep a lookout in the Adderbury Contact for the dates of the Legion’s meetings in 2016, where any interested people will be most welcome to join us. Information is also available on the Adderbury website. Jean Moore 3737


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